HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Humane Society of Washington County is offering vouchers to residents on public assistance.

Each voucher is good for $50 toward the cost of a veterinary exam and vaccination that includes the parvovirus inoculation.

A community outbreak of canine parvovirus had shelter officials worried that people are not vaccinating their dogs because of the expense.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the money for the program comes from a grant through an anonymous foundation.

Resident can apply for the vouchers by calling or going to the shelter on Maugansville Road. Applicants must provide proof of public assistance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    A better idea would be to curtail the breeding of such animals much like curtailing the breeding of certain individuals who have no sense of responsibility to take care of them & themselves. They wander the street leaving fecal matter that pollutes, they howl at all hours of the day, are abused & angrily bite & harm innocent children & adults. Lastly, we the citizens pay for this voucher.

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